Rockettes Pick: Song of the Summer 2015

As dancers and fitness-enthusiasts, the Rockettes are always looking for pulse-pounding jams to add to their playlists. Full of tunes currently topping the pop charts, here are the Rockettes’ favorite hits that best represent summer 2015 (and scroll to the bottom of the page for their complete summer playlist!):

“Can’t Feel My Face” | The Weeknd … (WINNER!)

taylor-shimko-headshot“This song is so catchy and has been my summer anthem between beach trips, car rides or warming up in the dance studio. Anytime this song comes on I find myself jammin’ along!” —Rockette Taylor

christine-sienicki-headshot-1024x1024“Easily my favorite song of the summer! It’s such a chill song that everyone seems to be able to get down to! Every time this jam comes on, I have been out and about either on my way to the beach, a BBQ or just hanging with friends. This song equals a good time!” —Rockette Christine


“Cheerleader” (feat. Felix Jaehn Remix)| OMI

katelyn-gaffney-headshot“How could you not sing along and dance to this hit?! The background beats put me right on an island and takes me on a musical vacation. My friends and I are always blasting it while heading to the beach. This tune will always get me dancing and remind me of some of my favorite summer 2015 adventures!” —Rockette Katelyn


“Fight Song” | Rachel Platten

Traci-Reszetly-Headshot“This is one of those songs that just makes you feel good, and feel like you can do anything! It’s perfect for summer where you just want to have the most amazing time traveling, enjoying family and friends, and making the most of every single second!” —Rockette Traci


“Best I Ever Had” | Gavin Degraw

sarah-grooms-headshot“Although it isn’t a new hit, this song just makes me want to get up and dance! It’s upbeat and Gavin Degraw’s voice is easy on the ears! I’ll put this on as I walk to work, and by the time I get to Radio City (or wherever I’m going) it’s a guarantee I’ll arrive with a huge smile on my face. Cheesy? Maybe. But I love it!” —Rockette Sarah


“Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” | Silentó

sam-berger-headshot“After having some kids from the Garden of Dreams Foundation show me how to do the moves, I was quickly onboard the Nae Nae train. I find myself listening to it on my way to work, as well as while doing household chores. From grandmothers to toddlers, this song brings people together in the silliest form.” —Rockette Sam


“Shut Up and Dance” | Walk the Moon

kim-petros-headshot“This is such a feel-good song that makes me want to get up and dance! Its particularly special because we got to recently perform to it on America’s Got Talent at Radio City Music Hall!”—Rockette Kim


“SummerThing!” (feat. Mike Taylor) | Afrojack

lindsay-howe-headshot-1024x1024“This song makes me want to get up and bust a move! There is a tropical element to the tune that transports you immediately to a sunny paradise alongside your BFFs! I think it’s also an awesome summer song pick for a dance off- dance party!” —Rockette Lindsay


Here are a few other summer anthems that will inspire you to go that extra mile: